Donor gives zoo $1 million for tiger habitat
BRIDGEPORT - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's fundraising efforts to create a new habitat for its family of Amur tigers received a huge boost with a $1,000,000 donation from longtime zoo supporter, Pamela Hope Kochiss-Werth, said zoo director Gregg Dancho. After the birth of four endangered Amur tiger cubs in November, 2017, two of which survived, the zoo began a campaign to create a new, more spacious home for its valuable tigers. Kochiss-Werth stepped forward with a birthday check for the two female tigers, Reka and Zeya, earmarked for a new tiger habitat. The zoo celebrated the cubs' first birthday on Sunday. "The existing tiger habitat was built several decades ago and has been on our wish list to expand and renovate.
Mufasa the white lion’s legal battle heats up as sanctuary fears rare animal will be auctioned off to hunters
A South Africa wildlife sanctuary is gearing up Friday for an extended legal battle against the country’s government over custody of a rare lion it fears will be auctioned off and killed amid a growing international outcry.
12-year-old tiger to depart Bridgeport zoo
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An Amur Tiger at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is leaving this weekend for a new permanent home. The 12-year-old tiger named Petya has been in Connecticut for three years since it came from the Indianapolis Zoo. The animals live primarily in southeast Russia and generally live in captivity for up to 22 years. Amur Tigers, once called Siberian tigers, are endangered in the wild. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums oversees transfers like Petya's in hopes of promoting successful breeding. Petya fathered two cubs that were born at Beardsley last year. A zoo spokeswoman said Petya is going to another zoo in the Midwest whose name has not yet been announced.
‘Big CAT?!’ Taxi driver shocked as a passenger brings LEOPARD in cab (VIDEO)
Modern taxi drivers are used to having to accommodate passengers’ requests, from XXL cabs to being pet-friendly. But one Russian driver was left mind-boggled when a passenger told him he’d be boarding with his… leopard.
Tiger Cub and Bobcat Rescued by In-Sync Exotics - Blue Ribbon News
(WYLIE, TX – Nov. 3, 2018) In-Sync Exotics has rescued two exotic felines this week. The two exotic cats were unwanted by their former caretakers, so the sanctuary came to the rescue. Sola, a female bobcat, was surrendered by a private owner earlier this week. Sola is approximately 3.5 years old. She is a wild-born bobcat, […]